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Loris man, two women charged in double murder plot


     A Loris man and two alleged co-conspirators in the murder of a father and son in Conway two years ago have been charged in the crime, the Horry County Police Department announced Tuesday.

     Randy Dean Grainger, 53, of Martin Street, Loris, was charged with two counts of murder, an HCPD news release said.

     Samantha Ford Rabon, 35, of Hwy 19, Aynor, was charged with two counts of solicitation to commit murder.

     Teresa Ann Martin, 54, of Hwy 917, Mullins, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

     All, three are charged in connection with the Aug. 18, 2018 shooting deaths of Robert Marion Jr., 59, and his son Robbie Stetson Ford, 25, at their home on Hwy 19 near Conway.

     Both Ford men were shot “multiple times,” warrants said. Their bodies were discovered “on the property” at their home by a county police officer who was dispatched to conduct a welfare check, an HCPD report said.

     Grainger was solicited by Rabon to commit the killings, and Martin took part in the conspiracy, the warrants said.

     Grainger was also charged with arson in the third degree and use of a vehicle without permission. He is accused of taking the victim’s 2005 Ford Escape and attempting to burn it.

     “These charges come after scientific evidence provided Horry County Police Department with a lead in the investigation,” the HCPD reported. “This lead was confirmed through DNA evidence, which led to the identification of a suspect and the development of additional co-conspirators.”

     Grainger, Rabon and Martin were taken into custody Monday after investigators served “multiple search warrants in the case,” the HCPD reported. Warrants were served on all three Tuesday, two years to the day after the father and son were slain.

     More on this story can be found in Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.